St Johnstone 0
Clydebank 1
League (Division 1)


St Johnstone 

0 - 1

Clydebank

League (Division 1)
Saturday, December 1st, 1979
Muirton Park. Att. 2,163
3:00 PM Kick-off


Goalscorers
None. Blair Millar (80)

Team Managers
Alex Stuart Bill Munro

Starting Eleven
1 George Tulloch
2 John Weir
3 Malcolm Lowe
4 Lindsay Muir
5 Danny Scullion
6 Drew Rutherford
7 John Pelosi
8 John Brogan
9 Alan Lamb
10 Jim Morton
11 Micky Lawson
Jim Gallacher 1
Tony Gervaise 2
Gerry Colgan 3
Jim Fallon 4
John McCormack 5
Gerry McLauchlan 6
Joe Sweeny 7
Davie Houston 8
Blair Millar 9
Jimmy Given 10
Gerry Ronald 11

Bench
12 Gavin Redford
14 John Goldthorp
Johnny McIntyre
Norrie Hall

Substitutions
Gavin Redford -> John Weir
John Goldthorp -> Micky Lawson
None.

Cautions
None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

M Delaney (Referee)
J McMenamin & JG Munro (Assistants)



Match Report


Clydebank gained ample revenge for a home defeat be St Johnstone early in the season with a slim victory at Muirton Park on Saturday.

But until Blair Millar's Clincher 10 minutes from time it didn't look as though it was Clydebank's day.

St Johnstone began the match at a terrific pace and an amalgam of super goalkeeping by Jim Gallagher and stout defending by Jim Fallon kept the visitors in the game.

Gradually Bankies took control.

Sweeney set up the best chance of the first half when he slipped a great ball in to the path of Millar.

Big Blair was all set to let fire when he was tripped by defender Scullion.

John McCormick took the spot kick but keeper Tulloch leapt to his right to bring off an astonishing save.

Perhaps the days of McCormick taking penalty kick are numbered...remember Arbroath at the end of last season?

Although they were well on top throughout the second period Clydebank had to wait until late on for the goal.

Houston gathered the ball after a Saints attack broke down, clipped it to Sweeney.

Joe bustled his way pas two defenders before shooting against Tulloch. Miller was there to pop home the rebound.



Squad Statistics (as at December 1st, 1979)


1979-80 All Time
League Cups All
Jim Gallacher (GK) 18 - 3 - 261 -
Tony Gervaise 15 - 2 - 292
Jim Fallon 18 - 3 - 51528
Gerry McLauchlan 1823 - 889
Jimmy Given 1823 - 664
Gerry Colgan 14 - 3 - 914
John McCormack 1833 - 11423
Davie Houston 1613 - 1129
Joe Sweeny 14102 - 1610
Blair Millar 1873 - 7942
Gerry Ronald 1441 - 474







Recent Results


League results since Clydebank's last match
24th November 1979
Airdrie4-2St Johnstone
Berwick Rangers2-4Ayr Utd
Dumbarton2-1Dunfermline
Hearts2-1Motherwell
Stirling Albion2-1Clyde
28th November 1979
Hamilton Accies3-1Clyde
1st December 1979
Arbroath1-1Berwick Rangers
Ayr Utd3-0Raith Rovers
Clyde2-2Hearts
Dumbarton1-1Motherwell
Dunfermline1-0Airdrie
Hamilton Accies1-1Stirling Albion
St Johnstone0-1Clydebank

League Table (as at December 1st, 1979)


Pld W D L +/- Pts
1. Airdrie 19 9 7 3 +18 25
2. Dumbarton 19 11 3 5 +10 25
3. Hearts 19 10 5 4 +7 25
4. Ayr Utd 19 8 6 5 +7 22
5. Hamilton Accies 18 8 4 6 0 20
6. Clydebank 18 7 5 6 +5 19
7. St Johnstone 19 7 5 7 -2 19
8. Stirling Albion 19 6 6 7 +2 18
9. Berwick Rangers 19 5 7 7 -1 17
10. Arbroath 18 5 6 7 -9 16
11. Raith Rovers 18 4 7 7 -5 15
12. Motherwell 19 5 5 9 -8 15
13. Dunfermline 19 5 5 9 -14 15
14. Clyde 19 2 7 10 -10 11